Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess J39.0

The ICD10 code for the diagnosis "Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess" is "J39.0". J39.0 is a VALID/BILLABLE ICD10 code, i.e it is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

  • J39.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM J39.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J39.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 J39.0 may differ.
Applicable To:
  • Peripharyngeal abscess
Type 1 Excludes:
  • peritonsillar abscess (J36)

Codes: = Billable

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.